Rocks get home tie in FA Cup but will be wary of Hawks

EAST Thurrock United have been given a home FA Cup Second Qualifying Round draw but will be wary of a repeat performance after being paired with Whitehawk.
The south coast side from Brighton were relegated from the Vanarama National League South last season, during which they were twice beaten by Rocks, but they have made a decent start to life in the Bostik Premier and currently sit in seventh place.
And it is just two years since Whitehawk dumped Rocks out of the cup, winning 3-2 at Rookery Hill in a match the hosts led twice, but the dismissal of Reece Harris proved pivotal.
With just two wins from nine matches so far this season, Rocks will be glad of avoiding a team from their own level and of having home advantage, but it still promises to be a tough afternoon for John Coventry’s team.